Tagged: parenting

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Everyone forgets the second child

You do feel for your second child sometimes. They arrive into a ready-made family unit. There is already another child who is used to being top dog. Invariably that older sibling is walking and...

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Potty training – THE TRUTH

My wife and I have not been mentioning this for fear of jinxing it. It’s been six days now and I feel I can now share with you all. We have finally cracked toilet...

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The Start of the Dad Taxi

You may have read my previous piece on finding time for myself. This week little Georgie had her first session at day nursery. Which meant that Galla and I had the morning to ourselves....

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Stop growing will you!

I’m writing this in the kitchen while my wife decorates a birthday cake for Georgie who turns one next week. And yes I know it’s a clich√© but will my children please stop growing!!!...

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One Year On

One year ago today I had my last day in the office. I worked as an accountant doing the daily 9-5, spending my days sat in front of my spreadsheets. The next day I...

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Moving to New Zealand

We’ve recently returned from our annual trip to New Zealand to visit family. As regular readers will know, my wife is a kiwi and since we had the children we’ve tried to visit NZ...

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Tinnitus and me

I suffer from tinnitus and have done, on and off for about 25 years. What is Tinnitus The perception of ringing in your ears. It is a fairly common condition affecting about 1 in...

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The Versatile Blogger Award

OK here goes. I was trying to avoid this, but I guess I can’t get away with it now that two of my lovely blogging friends have nominated me. Actually, I am really pleased...

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Great books for girls

There are loads of great books out there.¬† For the purposes of this post I’m interested in finding books which give a positive image for girls. Fairytales My wife and I can put our...